Monthly Archives: November, 2005

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NEW CURATORS AT MASS MOCA

By BIG RED The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCa) recently announced two new curatorial appointments. Susan Cross will join the curatorial staff, bringing 15 years of experience, 10 of which were earned at the Guggenheim Museum. Nato Thompson…

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MFA BREAKS GROUND

By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR With $316 million in the bank, Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the $500 millon expansion to Boston’s landmark institution. U.S. Congressman Mike Capuano, state Senator Diane Wilkerson…

Articles Kevin McCormick from Windows Collision One presented by the Collision Collective.
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FROM THE EDITOR

By RACHEL GEPNER The blogs have already had a field day with Kevin McCormick’s tragic and luridly fascinating death (“To think I’ve been walking three blocks for coffee…”), and the papers practically shit their pants about it: the horror! Across…

Articles Chad Meyer, C-print, 2005. From the Taking In project.
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THE LITTLE RED DOT

By CHAD MEYER What does it mean to have the little red dot next to your piece in a gallery? How does it feel to be a student with a photograph in a real show for the first time? I…

Articles Jeff Perrott, Vanitas, Set of silkscreens on acrylic mirror, 2005.
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JEFF PERROTT @ BARBARA KRAKOW GALLERY

By MARINA VERONICA In his current exhibition entitled Nature of Things at the Barbara Krakow Gallery, artist Jeff Perrott moves beyond Christian scriptures that inspired some of his earlier pieces, offering us reflections on the human condition, the concept of…

Articles Adra Raine, Water, still image from black+white film.
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PERGOLA, STEELE & RAINE @ ARTISTS FOUNDATION

By MATTHEW NASH Currently on view at the Artists Foundation gallery in the Distillery Building are three solo shows of engaging and beautiful works. Josephine Pergola’s “Surface Tension”, Joe Steele’s “Little Big Mind” and Adra Raine’s film “Water” each offer…

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ALVIN LUCIER @ THE ROSE

By CHRISTIAN HOLLAND The Mildred S. Lee Gallery of the Rose Art Museum sounds like the courtyard garden of a large apartment complex. It is currently the site of 12 white gallery pedestals of varying heights, each one topped with…

Articles Dana Clancy, from the exhibition Intimate Distance.
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DANA CLANCY @ BU

By HEIDI MARSTON Have you ever had the feeling that you were being watched? Have you ever taken the subway and felt someone’s eyes looking at you? That feeling of being seen in an uncomfortable and almost invasive way was…

Magazine Mark Mothersbaugh, Octobambino, inkjet print, 19.5" x 20.5"
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MOTHERSBAUGH @ THE PARADISE LOUNGE

By MATTHEW GAMBER Snapshots and studio photographs both represent a cultural norm of either actual or imagined American history. One represents the everyday and the the latter dignifies the celebratory events that punctuate the everyday. A family album is its…

Articles Jörn Stahlschmidt (Hamburg), detail of the wyrm, the wild, and the weaver, wall drawing, 2005
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CLOSER @ SPACE OTHER

By KATHRYN ADA DUTOIT Space Other’s raison d’être is to provide a venue for artists who would not otherwise have the opportunity to show in Boston, or even outside of their native countries. The current show, “Closer,” features the work…

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“THE WHITE CUBE”

By THOMAS MARQUET #1: Tom Marquet’s new comic series, “The White Cube” begins here with the opening of a new gallery. “The White Cube” comics can be read in series in the Big RED & Shiny Collections section. Thomas…

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ED RUSCHA AT HARVARD

By CHARLES GIULIANO November 11, 2005 Last night, the California-based artist Ed Ruscha spoke to an overflow audience at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University about the exhibition “Course of Empire” which represented the United States…

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BIG RED ON-THE-TOWN: WALTHAM OPEN STUDIOS

By BIG RED november 4, 2005 Candid snaps from a Big RED night on-the-town at the kickoff bash for Waltham Open Studios. The event featured DJ music by Reverend Niq Jones and DJ DiMatteo, live music by Cirkestra, performances by the…

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